Friday, July 15, 2011

Watercolor Wash Illustrations

Here we have three illustrations that I did this week using the watercolor wash technique. There's an amazing resource called the ASIFA - Hollywood Animation Archive that has a post dealing with the Famous Artists School from the mid 20th century. Tons of really great stuff.

There are things I like about the these illustrations and things I don't. Some of it works and some of it does not. Its a learning process and I think I'm getting better... at least I hope. That's the whole reason I'm posting these now, so down the road I can look back and hopefully see some improvement.

As always I welcome comments. Let me know what you think, and if you've tried a hand at watercolor and you have some tips I'd love to hear what you have to say so drop me a line.

thanks for taking a look.

Ink - Watercolor - Gouache on 120lb cold press watercolor paper 6x9 inches

mossome 17

Meh... Im soooooo sleepy today, I had massive nightmares of floods, riots, and my teeth falling out. It was an all together crazy night of dreams which makes me feel as if I never slept. This is now two nights in a row.

Anyways, I've been practicing new watercolor painting techniques for the past few months on and off, but this week I really buckled down and started applying them to actual paintings. I need to get my scanner hooked up so I can post some of them.

Without further ado
I present to you
Moss, lots of moss

click image for enlarged version

Thursday, July 14, 2011

mossome 16

Sometimes, when I wake up in the morning it feels like I never slept. meh... I'm so exhausted today! I wish I could curl up on this nice bed of soft moss and sleep all day.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

mossome 14

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This giant rock covered in moss looked like it could have been straight off the set of lost.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Mossome the 13th

like a Wendy's cheeseburger this photo tastes better cause its square. I have a lot of pictures from this spot and all of them look similar because I was just snapping them off one after another.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mossome 10: poquito moss

I've recently taken on the task of updating my blog with pages that display the variety of work I do. It's a work in progress that I hope to have finished sometime this week. You can click on the page headings above to see specific things like the comics I color, my short film produced by Cartoon Network, and various other neat stuff. Not all of them are up and running yet but its a start.

I am also thinking about upgrading to a unique web domain name. Its a toss up between and I'm not sure which one to go with... any thoughts?

anyways, here is my 10th post of awesome mossomeness.

just a little moss on a tree

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mossome 8

This isn't one of my best pictures of moss but I like it anyways. It sure is a lot of moss in one spot. It must have taken years for it to grow like that. Also, look at those little mini caves under the tree roots, I feel like there must be some kind of creature living in there. Maybe its having a tea party or something.


Happy gald to be rid of them Day!

For those of you that don't know, I'm not just an amateur moss photographer. I also spend a majority of my time each week as a professional comics colorist. One of the 10 features I work on each week is called Reality Check by Dave Whamond. This week Dave is doing a tribute to Calvin and Hobbes and Each daily will feature a comic drawn in homage to Bill Watterson. I had a fantastic time coloring these comics.

July 4th 2011 Reality Check

All the comics that I color each week can be viewed daily over at gocomics

here's the list of comics I color:
Reality Check
Moderately Confused
Scary Gary
Dog Eat Doug
Rip Haywire
On a Clair Day
The Buckets
Freshly Squeezed
Cow and Boy

You can click on each one and it will take you directly to the comics page over at gocomics dot com

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mossome 7

One full week of posting mossome pictures of moss has come to an end. I have about nine million more pictures that I can post. If you like these pictures of moss then you should leave a comment or something.

In the future I will continue to upload other random doodles and drawings on this blog as well but, for now I feel it is my duty as a budding amateur moss photographer to unleash the power of moss on the world. Check back tomorrow for a new picture of moss taken by yours truly, or, if you want these pictures sent directly to your email daily you can sign up at the bottom of this page.

I gotta go make some pancakes and bacon and then eat it.

stay mossome er'body.

Friday, July 1, 2011

mossome 5

Why am I doing this you might ask? Its simple really, I like moss a lot and I noticed that the ratio of pictures of moss to people that use the internet is slightly off. There isn't enough cool pictures of moss out there. So I said to myself, hey, I got a lot of pictures of moss that I could show people.

I like the the ratio of moss to mushrooms in this picture.

oh, by the way, I made the trip to Maine yesterday and I'm posting this from the cottage deck overlooking the water. I've already spotted a few cool moss covered rocks that I am excited to take pictures of.

later mosshunters, and stay Mossome!

mossome 4 : Revenge of The Moss

I am so excited to be posting this picture today, look at all of those triangle shapes the tree and the shadows cast on all that moss. There's so much negative space and stuff. Simple shapes are cool, but, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that a huge moss covered rock with a tree that is leaning a little sideways is cooler. But that's easy for me to say... right?! about as easy as falling off a log. What!